Chiefland man charged with DUI, fleeing scene of crash

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5 injured, 1 serious

By The Staff

A Chiefland man is charged with driving under the influence, leaving the scene of an accident with serious injuries, and driving without a license in a crash that occurred on U.S. Highway 27A and Northeast 145th Avenue on Saturday at 3:10 p.m. It was the second serious accident in Levy County in as many days. Sally Herrington, 63, of Summerfield, hospitalized with serious injuries at Shands Hospital at the University of Florida was one of five persons injured in the wreck. Others injured in the crash were: Chris Franzen, 38, of Summerfield, minor injuries; Danielle Franzen, 14, of Summerfield, minor injuries; Gorge Alonzo, 29, of Morriston, minor injuries; and Abel X. Mixtega, 25, of Chiefland, minor injuries. Mixtega was driving a 1992 Toyota , weaving from lane to lane, according to the report by the Florida Highway Patrol, when his eastbound vehicle crossed from the outside lane to the inside lane and collided with the 2005 Chrysler driven by Herrington and knocked it off the road and causing it to overturn. Mixtega was apprehended as he tried to leave the scene and refused a breath test, according to the FHP report by Trooper J.T. Clark.

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